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#1019 of 1414 engine squeek
Sep 21, 2005 (7:58 pm)
Anyone experience an engine squeek which is most audible when the car is warm and idling? Had the dealer check it out yesterday and they tell me that it is a normal noise from the oil pump? Supposedly there is no prior information regarding this problem and the Mazda techs told the dealer that this noise is more noticable on some RX8's than others but that it is normal? At the dealer we had the car up on the rack. The engine mounts checked out, and belt lube did nothinig.
I have been next to other Rx's at the gas station and not heard those vehicles making this squeek.
My RX8 is a 2004 and I have had problems with transmision failure, warped rotors, and battery failure.
Sep 26, 2005 (4:46 am)
So heres the problem, and was wondering if anyone else has experience the same thing. Basically the powers seats works when im not sitting in the car. Once ive sat down and try to find the perfect sitting arrangements, i lose every power adjustment except to the recline and lumbar. I cant move the back of the seat up unless i move forwrd and take the preasure of the back as well, i cant lift the seat up.
Anyone having the same problem??
#1021 of 1414 Re: check engine light [lf421]
Sep 27, 2005 (12:48 pm)
My check engine light came on several times, the first time they weren't sure why it came on and reset it, the second time they replaced a sensor. I've had a few problems with my rx8, today had it checked by Mazda tech because the car would vibrate when I was at stop lights, felt like it was missing. The tech said he order a motor mount. He's putting it in tomorrow. He said he has seen a few with this problem. I got my car this past April with 14 miles on it and now I have 13,000. I drive 100 miles round trip to work and back and it's the most fun I have all day. My husband said it is my mid-life crisis car. I absolutely love driving it.. In fact I couldn't fathom driving an automatic.
Sep 29, 2005 (12:11 pm)
Has anyone else had a problem with not having heat coming off the heater after the car is warmed up? I have taken it to the dealership 3 times now, and all they have done is replace the thermostat. After that they said it was good to go, and then as soon as I got on the highway doing about 75 cold air started blowing out again. Any help with this would be great.
#1023 of 1414 FUEL PROBLEMS!!
Oct 05, 2005 (6:03 pm)
I purchased a my 2004 RX-8 almost two years ago, and I've had nothing but a series of problems. I've had my car in the shop for a series of issues such as: brakes squeeling, loss of engine power, rough idling, poor fuel performance. The saga just seems to continue. On 11Jul2004, my car was serviced for 30 days at the local dealer as they needed to replace the '04 engine. Apparently, it was having the same problems the '05's were diagnosed as having, so they replaced the entire engine. At that time the dealer performed the recall work (exhaust). Now, the car seems to be worse!! The performance is horrible and the GAS MILEAGE IS SEVERELY IMPAIRED. I DROPPED MY CAR OFF AT THE DEALER THIS WEEK WITH 128 MILES THAT BURNED 3/4 TANK OF GAS!!!! With the insane gas prices, this is extremely outrageous. The tech has indicated that they cannot find any problems (the engine is not loading, no computer errors). Does anyone have any earthly idea as to why my gas mileage would be severely impaired? I average only 200-215 miles out of a full tank of gas. Is anyone else experiencing this???? This is city driving in uncongested traffic. Please help!
#1024 of 1414 Re: FUEL PROBLEMS!! [sstbaby]
Oct 05, 2005 (7:01 pm)
>>>I average only 200-215 miles out of a full tank of gas.
About same for me in Chlt, NC....30 mle day driving....its definitely a hurt on the wallet.....I been tossing it around with the DTC off to fend off gas price blues...same MPG it seems....
#1025 of 1414 I just filled up this morning ....
Oct 06, 2005 (6:26 am)
200.5 miles on a 12.34 gallon fill-up means a little over 16 mpg. I'm pleased with that. 95% of my driving is in town in stop and go or slow-moving. I only have 4800 miles on the car, but mpg has been steadily improving. Also, my brakes are squealing and I plan to mention it at my next oil change. Yes, it idles rough which I mentioned on my last oil change and they felt it was in the "normal" range. No loss of power in mine - runs beautifully!!
sstbaby - is it a AT or MT?
#1026 of 1414 Re: I just filled up this morning .... [lhess]
Oct 06, 2005 (7:52 am)
I have a lot less miles on mine, but I only get 13-15mpg commuting to work (about 12 miles each way).
The last tank on my S2000 returned around 21mpg, which is way low for it. So maybe they are giving us WEAK gas and over-charging us for it?
Oct 06, 2005 (6:46 pm)
I had my pads replaced-- updated to a better pad--covered by Mazda-which is supposed to solve the squeak. A TSB was issued on the pads (according to the Mazda Tech.) My squeal began at about 4600 miles and I had the pads replaced at 6000.
Gas mileage: My best avg was about 17 mpg 220 miles on 13 gallons used. Thats my best. I usually get about 185-210 for 13 gallons used,--but I drive fast-Actually -I drive like an idiot.
86 degrees in Chicago on Wed. and now its 50 degrees a day later. Winter is coming. I spent close to $850 on 4 Blizzaks and I am having them put the tires on in two weeks. I heard about some of the horror stories of people trying to operate the car on snow and ice-and I took their advice. The car runs great --I'm at about 7500 miles since my April purchase/ and I refuse to be bothered by the gas mileage. My attitude and obnoxious driving habits may change when gas hits $5.00 a gallon.
#1028 of 1414 Re: FUEL PROBLEMS!! [flatpick]
Oct 10, 2005 (4:27 pm)
I just picked up my car at the dealer. Manual RX-8's are notorious for bad fuel mileage. A few suggestions from my tech that will help all of us:
Use Supreme Gas!! Yes, it does cost more, but it is supposed to help
Put an oil and fuel additive in your car every 3000-5000 miles (Prolong, etc.)
When available in your area, replace the air in your tires with NITROGEN. Yep!! It's the new thing. Airplanes and Nascar uses this in their tires and it's just as safe and leaks out less. It will cost about $30 to get this done once it comes to your area. Costco members get it done free (I think) and alot of your big name automotive shops will soon start offering this. This will help out with about a 10% improvement on your mileage.
Good luck to us all!!